On Tuesday morning Meghan Duggan, a member of the 2015-16 Buffalo Beauts retired from professional hockey. Duggan was a three-time Olympian for Team USA winning gold at the 2018 winter Olympics.
Duggan played for the U.S. Women’s National Team for over a decade collecting seven gold medals in all. She was the captain of the 2018 Olympic team.
A number of colleagues, coaches and friends took part in a zoom chat to congratulate Duggan including Cammi Granato (Hockey Hall of Fame), Mark Johnson (1980 Men’s Team), teammate Erika Lawler and Pat Kelleher the executive director of USA Hockey.
Duggan played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin (2006-9/10-11) under Johnson. She helped the Badgers win three NCAA Division 1 national championships. She recorded 238 points (108-130) and was the recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award given to the top player in 2011.
Currently, Duggan serves as a member of the USA Hockey Board of Directors and is a also a member of the NHL’s Player Inclusion Committee.
Duggan fielded a number of questions from the media during her zoom chat including a few from a Buffalo, NY blogger.
Additionally, we found this article written by Mark Staffieri back in 2015 about Duggan’s time in Buffalo. https://womenshockeylife.com/meghan-duggan-making-her-mark-with-the-buffalo-beauts/
Duggan was there as a player in the inaugural game as a member of the Beauts at the HarborCenter scoring a goal and recording an assist.
Duggan also played professionally for the Boston Blades and the Boston Pride.